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The Thomas Jefferson Hour features conversations with Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, as portrayed by the award-winning humanities scholar and author, Clay Jenkinson. The weekly discussion features Mr. Jefferson’s views on events of his time, contemporary issues facing America and answers to questions submitted by his many listeners. To ask President Jefferson a question, visit our website at jeffersonhour.com

The Thomas Jefferson Hour The Thomas Jefferson Hour

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The Thomas Jefferson Hour features conversations with Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, as portrayed by the award-winning humanities scholar and author, Clay Jenkinson. The weekly discussion features Mr. Jefferson’s views on events of his time, contemporary issues facing America and answers to questions submitted by his many listeners. To ask President Jefferson a question, visit our website at jeffersonhour.com

    #1531 The Return Journey of Lewis and Clark

    #1531 The Return Journey of Lewis and Clark

    David Nicandri and Clay Jenkinson discuss the return journey of Lewis and Clark in 1806. Nicandri is the author of the acclaimed book, River of Promise: Lewis and Clark on the Columbia. Both scholars of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Clay and David explore the challenges of getting the Corps of Discovery back from the Pacific coast to St. Louis. The men were not in great physical or mental condition in March 1806. The expedition had distributed all of its "Indian gifts" on the outbound journey. The expedition was thus essentially bankrupt with almost 4,000 miles to trek across the American West. Nicandri believes Captain Meriwether Lewis was having a slow motion nervous breakdown on the return journey. 
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    You can find Clay's books on our website, along with a list of his favorite books on Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, and other topics.
    Thomas Jefferson is interpreted and portrayed by Clay S. Jenkinson.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #1530 A Conversation with Jeffersonian Gardener Pat Brodowski

    #1530 A Conversation with Jeffersonian Gardener Pat Brodowski

    This week on the Thomas Jefferson Hour, Clay Jenkinson visits with Pat Brodowski, formerly the head gardener at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. Pat explains how she found her way to Monticello, what she learned about Thomas Jefferson from working every day in his extensive garden, and how she is occupying her time now as a retiree. Plus, Pat gives tips to our listeners about how to grow something in the next year.
    Subscribe to the Thomas Jefferson Hour on YouTube.
    Support the show by joining the 1776 Club or by donating to the Thomas Jefferson Hour, Inc. You can learn more about Clay's cultural tours and retreats at jeffersonhour.com/tours. Check out our merch.
    You can find Clay's books on our website, along with a list of his favorite books on Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, and other topics.
    Thomas Jefferson is interpreted and portrayed by Clay S. Jenkinson.

    • 50 min
    American History with Lindsay Chervinsky (Part Two)

    American History with Lindsay Chervinsky (Part Two)

    This week on the Thomas Jefferson Hour, Clay Jenkinson and Lindsay Chervinsky continue their discussion prompted by a letter from a teacher in Iowa who asks what they think are the ten most important American historical events she should teach to her students.
    Subscribe to the Thomas Jefferson Hour on YouTube.
    Support the show by joining the 1776 Club or by donating to the Thomas Jefferson Hour, Inc. You can learn more about Clay's cultural tours and retreats at jeffersonhour.com/tours. Check out our merch.
    You can find Clay's books on our website, along with a list of his favorite books on Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, and other topics.
    Thomas Jefferson is interpreted and portrayed by Clay S. Jenkinson.

    • 1 hr
    American History with Lindsay Chervinsky (Part One)

    American History with Lindsay Chervinsky (Part One)

    This week on the Thomas Jefferson Hour, Clay Jenkinson and Lindsay Chervinsky respond to a letter from a teacher in Iowa who asks what they think are the ten most important American historical events she should teach to her students.
    Subscribe to the Thomas Jefferson Hour on YouTube.
    Support the show by joining the 1776 Club or by donating to the Thomas Jefferson Hour, Inc. You can learn more about Clay's cultural tours and retreats at jeffersonhour.com/tours. Check out our merch.
    You can find Clay's books on our website, along with a list of his favorite books on Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, and other topics.
    Thomas Jefferson is interpreted and portrayed by Clay S. Jenkinson.

    • 55 min
    #1527 Year in Review

    #1527 Year in Review

    This week on the Thomas Jefferson Hour, we look back and listen to excerpts from some of our favorite conversations from 2022, and wish all our listeners a very happy New Year.
    Subscribe to the Thomas Jefferson Hour on YouTube.
    Support the show by joining the 1776 Club or by donating to the Thomas Jefferson Hour, Inc. You can learn more about Clay's cultural tours and retreats at jeffersonhour.com/tours. Check out our merch.
    You can find Clay's books on our website, along with a list of his favorite books on Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, and other topics.
    Thomas Jefferson is interpreted and portrayed by Clay S. Jenkinson.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Christmas 2022

    Christmas 2022

    This week on the Thomas Jefferson Hour, we have a virtual gathering (via Zoom) with some of our favorite friends and contributors to the Jefferson Hour. Brad Crisler debuts a new song written and gifted to the show.
    Subscribe to the Thomas Jefferson Hour on YouTube.
    Support the show by joining the 1776 Club or by donating to the Thomas Jefferson Hour, Inc. You can learn more about Clay's cultural tours and retreats at jeffersonhour.com/tours. Check out our merch.
    You can find Clay's books on our website, along with a list of his favorite books on Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, and other topics.
    Thomas Jefferson is interpreted and portrayed by Clay S. Jenkinson.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
954 Ratings

954 Ratings

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Historical accuracy, interesting conversations

It’s very nice to listen to a podcast that is historically accurate with an interesting take on society. Anyone who says there is a bias here has probably been programmed by Fox News to think that the US history is a certain way. I dare you to find one thing that Clay or his guests say that isn’t an accurate depiction of the the history of America. In a time when people think it was “you”Join or “you” Die, they show that it’s really “we” Join, or “we” Die

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Fantastic!

I’m so pleased to hear serious conversation!

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Thoughtful, Accurate & Entertaining

The first podcast I ever subscribed to and the only one I’m proud to help financially support. Clay, David and their guests never fail to deliver thoughtful, mindful and respectful conversations rooted in American history, whether looking back in time or at current events.

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